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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscript Files

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Society for Range Management (Texas Section):

An Inventory of Its Records 1949-1992 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Society for Range Management. Texas Section.
Title: Society for Range Management, Texas Section Records,
Dates: 1949-1992 and undated
Abstract: The Texas Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) was established in 1950 to study, conserve, manage and sustain the varied resources of range lands around the world.
Collection # S 1529.1
Quantity: 4 boxes (4.0 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Established in 1948, the purpose of the Society for Range Management (SRM) is to study, conserve, manage and sustain the varied resources of range lands around the world. Founded in 1950, the Texas Section of the SRM sponsors a diverse range of activities to achieve these goals in Texas. These include field days, symposiums, tours, a general meeting held annually and the publication of a newsletter.

Sam Coleman, the donor of the collection, served on various committees and was archivist of the SRM, Texas Section. He served as the Texas Section president in 1982.

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Scope and Contents

These records document the operations of the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management over roughly a 40 year span. Records abound on the activities and business affairs of the Society's numerous committees through which the Society operated and conducted business. Other records relate to organization matters such as those relating to the Board of Directors, financial matters, youth activities, including the Range Camp, membership information and annual meetings of the Texas Section.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Society of Range Management.
Society for Range Management.
Society for Range Management. Texas Section.
Society for Range Management. Texas Section--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Agriculture--Texas, West.
Cattle--Texas, West.
4-H clubs--Texas--Management
Ranching--Texas.
Ranching--Texas, West.
Range management--Economic aspects.
Range management--Environmental aspects.
Range management--Study and teaching.
Range management--Texas.
Range management--Texas--History--Sources.
Sheep--Texas.
Wildlife management--Texas.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Ewing Halsell Papers, 1877-1965
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Hershel Bell oral history interview [sound recording], 1985

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Society for Range Management (Texas Section) Records, 1949-1992 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
88-0212-B

Gift, 1988

Processing Information

Processed by: A. Ramirez, June 19, 2000

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript Files

Committees
Box Folder
1 1 Activities Committee, 1968-1992
2 Ad Hoc Committee, 1980-1991
3 Advisory Committee, 1970-1991
Organizational Materials
Box Folder
1 4 Texas Section, Annual Meetings, 1951-1988
5 Texas Section, Annual Meetings, 1955-1983
6 Texas Section, Annual Meetings, 1950-1990
Committees
Box Folder
1 7 Annual Meeting Committee, 1972-1991
8 Archive Committee, 1962-1991
9 Awards Committee, 1960-1991
10 Awards Committee, 1956-1983
Organizational Materials
Box Folder
1 11 Board of Directors, Agendas and Miscellaneous, 1989-1990
12 Board of Directors, Agendas and Miscellaneous, 1990-1991
13 Board of Directors, Agendas and Miscellaneous, 1960-1987
14 Board of Directors, Minutes of Meetings, 1959-1992
15 Business Meetings, Annual Reports, 1956-1982
Box Folder
2 1 Bylaws and Constitution, 1949-1980
Committees
Box Folder
2 2 College Activities Committee, 1955-91
3 Committee Chairmen, 1957-1991
Organizational Materials
Box Folder
2 4 Contests, 1955-1988
Committees
Box Folder
2 5 County Level Awards Committee, 1980-1990
6 County Level Awards Committee, 1981-1991
7 Endowment Committee
8 Excellence in Grazing Management Committee, 1961-1991
9 Excellence in Grazing Management Committee, 1969-1990
Organizational Material
Box Folder
2 10 Financial Information, 1956-1983
11 Financial Information, 1966-1991
Committees
Box Folder
2 12 Information and Education Committee, 1965-1989
13 Information and Education Committee, 1979-1991
Organizational Material
Box Folder
2 14 "Legendary Texas Ranches", 1987-90
Committees
Box Folder
2 15 Membership Committee, 1949-1991
Organizational Material
Box Folder
3 1 Membership, 1949-1989
2 Membership, 1967-1990
3 Membership, 1991
Committees
Box Folder
3 4 Mexico Relations Committee, 1970-83
Organizational Material
Box Folder
3 5 Miscellaneous, 1955-1982
6 National affairs, 1953-1988
7 Newsletter, 1950-1991
8 Newspaper clippings, 1956-1983
Committees
Box Folder
3 9 Nominations and Elections Committee, 1958-1989
Organizational Materials
Box Folder
3 10 Officers and Directors, 1958-1988
11 Papers, 1958
Committees
Box Folder
3 12 Photo Contest Committee, 1970-1991
13 Planning Committee, 1953-1986
Organizational Material
Box Folder
3 14 Post Oak-Piney Woods Chapter, 1984-1986
Committees
Box Folder
3 15 Professional Affairs Committee, 1980-1981
16 Public Affairs Committee, 1982-1991
Organizational Material
Box Folder
4 1 Publications, 1959-1990
2 Publications, 1950-1992
3 Programs, Annual Meetings, 1981-1992
Committees
Box Folder
4 3 Research and Education Committee, 1972-1991
4 Resolutions Committee, 1963-1985
5 Steering Committee, 1991
6 Student Loan Fund Committee, 1958-87
Organizational Material
Box Folder
4 7 Tours, trips, workshops, seminars, 1953-1985
Committees
Box Folder
4 8 Youth Activity Committee, 1958-1983
9 Youth Activity Committee, 1958-1981
Organizational Material
Box Folder
4 10 Scrapbook material, undated

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